The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Elora invites expressions of interest from experienced singers to join the Parish Choir substitute list for occasional calls as available.
Music at St. John’s
St. John’s Elora sustains a proud tradition as a regional centre of musical excellence with an international reputation, including supporting the professional Parish Choir, two vibrant choirs for community singers, and frequent performance events. We continue to grow in 2023, with initiatives including commissioning new choral music, the Bach Meditations series, and a re-imagined concert series.
The St. John’s Parish Choir is a professional church choir that leads the congregation in weekly Choral Eucharist or Choral Matins on Sundays and monthly in Evensong or Lessons and Carols services. Its repertoire draws from traditional and contemporary musical expression within the Anglican choral tradition with a growing focus on new music by Canadian and international composers.
The Parish Choir season runs from September through June with a two-week break following Christmas. Weekly commitments include one Sunday morning service (10a-12p) or afternoon Evensong service (3-5p) plus a Thursday rehearsal (7-9p), with additional services during Christmas and Holy Week. Solo opportunities are available in St. John's recital and cantata series, and additional calls are available throughout the year to cover services where there is no full-choir call.
The Parish Choir offers core singers a competitive fee per call and negotiable absences for other professional engagements. Travel support is available for singers who live outside of Waterloo- Wellington.
Contact Director of Music Patrick Murray (email@example.com) with a brief introductory note outlining the position you are interested in and your experience. Strong sight-reading and ensemble skills are essential; experience or interest in the Anglican choral tradition, early music, or new music is an asset. Selected singers will be contacted for more information or to arrange an audition.